Development of antireflective nano-structuring on glass surfaces
Antireflection (AR) glass surfaces are key components of modern electronic displays, solar panels, LED, and OLED lighting and lenses. Current technology employs AR thin-films that have inconsistent performance across different incident angles and wavelengths, and are susceptible to mechanical wear. Bio-inspired nanostructures on glass surfaces are promising to overcome such issues. While the fabrication of nanostructures has been demonstrated using self-assembly techniques in fused silica, many important scientific challenges, both from a design and fabrication perspective, must be met for anti-reflection technologies to reach its full potential and maturity. Etching of nano-features on hard surfaces, such as tempered or strengthened glass requires more complex methods and is challenging because of the high temperatures required (> 500°C).
This project aims to design a novel scalable glass nano-structuring technology for fused silica and other, technologically relevant glasses, including tempered & chemically strengthened soda lime and borosilicate.
- Interested to work within an innovative dynamic entrepreneur environment
- Interest and preliminary experience in materials science (ceramics) & advanced manufacturing
- Interest in micro- & nanotechnology
Programme d'études visé
Maîtrise avec mémoire, Doctorat
Domaines de recherche
Aérospatiale, Énergie, Environnement, Matériaux et fabrication, Santé
A bursary (industriel grant) is available (details upon request)
Date de début : Automne 2020
Partenaire impliqué : Available upon request
Autre professeur contact: Ricardo ZEDNIK, département de génie mécanique, email@example.com